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Distracted by the offer of free drinks for an All-American hero, Blake Miller stayed out until 3 a.m. and had a horrible hangover when he met with congressional representatives during a visit to Washington, DC. The trip to the capital was "a slap in the face," Miller said. He had hoped to inform legislators about his battle with PTSD. The politicians thanked him for his service, but none promised to take up his cause or otherwise oppose the war in Iraq.
Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
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